Every ninety years, twelve gods incarnate as humans. They are loved. They are hated. In two years, they are dead. The team behind critical tongue-attractors like Young Avengers and PHONOGRAM reunite to create a world where gods are the ultimate pop stars and pop stars are the ultimate gods. But remember: just because you’re immortal, doesn’t mean you’re going to live forever. Collects THE WICKED + THE DIVINE #1-5
This was a totally random read for me. I found the synopsis intriguing so I thought I’d look a bit more deeply into it. Let’s just say that I’m glad I did because I loved this!
I knew nothing except what the synopsis told me and I’d heard that it was quite good. A few pages in and I was already impressed. The artwork in this book was amazing. It was so clear and colourful. Like watching a movie in high definition.
So after every ninety years, these gods come back and then they’re dead in two years. That’s what I took from this. That’s what drew me to this story. All of this is from a fangirl’s point of view and I honestly think this was great because come on, fans are geniuses when it comes to their idols/role models or whatever.
We don’t meet all of the gods but we hear of them. Lucifer is the main focus and basically the only one I followed because it’s Lucifer. There wasn’t much of a back story into the character’s lives but that’s okay for me since this was only the first volume. There’s a lot of potential in this as I could see.
I think this is the fasted I’ve ever gone through a volume before, and I took a nap in between. I loved this. The writing, the artwork, the plot, everything about it makes me want more. I can’t wait to get started on the second volume.
Read: 4 March 2016